“Any 'real leaders' amongst our politicians who attempt a repeal of the 2nd amendment will be (immediately) repealed themselves - as they should be. And anyone with a pulse, having watched the last 5 years of the current regime's near-constant push for the erosion of both state and individual rights, while ballooning federal employee numbers and the accompanying oversite, along with (3 years from now) DOUBLING the national debt, should understand why.”
Robert Steven Koppelman on Dec 9, 2013 at 06:54:53
“Don't confuse me with the facts!
It was Reagan who put this nation on a credit-card budget, W. Bush who spiralled it out of control (after Clinton had balanced the budget).
But, it is always safer to blame the people who oppose universal gun ownership.
If you're against guns, how can you be for anything?”
bryansingletary1 on Dec 9, 2013 at 06:02:21
“Like the bio. Greetings from Magnolia friend”
RobbieB on Dec 9, 2013 at 05:57:24
“"... while ballooning federal employee numbers...".
“My thoughts exactly. It's primarily a singing role in which the songs, many of them, require sustained notes at the end, something that would likely have had to have been faked by someone without the lungs of an underwood, who I thought fid a fairly credible job.
That said, any 'blame' should be heaped on those attempting to - almost impossibly - remake these timeless classics. Like casa blanca - why bother?”
“Elfish's 'community pundit' comments try to make the progressive/liberal case by extrapolating data from a tiny subset of actual results into an utterly utopian end amount produced by the abyssmal rollout of an internet product's front end - obamacare.
It's only corollary in the modern age would have to be purported anthropogenic global warming based on similar extrapolations from very little actual, factual data, involving a singular event (climate change) without the benefit of any double-blind testing procedures which are normally lab-centric. Science, anyone?
These 'projections' are just pinocchio scenarios to me. How 'bout you?”
“Flustered? No, just sad. Sad for our once great country's rapid demise in such a few, short years. Obamacare? We just can't fathom the utter futility of this epic fail. That, and the zombie-like 'marching to the piper' of their false prophet, obama and his handlers by the lemmings on the left. As for obama, he's just the latest iteration of a long line: woodrow wilson, fdr, lbj, the peanut farmer, et al, ad nauseum.
Maybe 'disgusted' instead of flustered. Maybe 'mad' instead of sad. That should be easy enough to understand - even for a liberal's shallow thought processes.”
CedrickM on Dec 4, 2013 at 00:37:25
“So you're against every social gain that the country has made over the last 100 years? Civil Rights, the social safety net, all disgust you? Right wingers like you are the problem in this country...”
“Same thing happened here a few years ago with a lamborghini gallardo awd owned by a friend of mine. He loaned it to a fireman buddy and his son. An hour later they were both dead and burned beyond recognition. The car hit a dip 'at speed,' then rebounded catching some air. When it landed the tires fought for traction, turned sharply off the road and hit a telephone pole at about 90. The difference here is the experienced driver, so who knows what happened. However, these supercar awd systems can be a real handful on public roads - with obstacles.”
Dec 1, 2013 at 02:34:48
“The revisions came well after the turn of the 20th century, but not in the direction you've obviously been taught (or indoctrinated by). Houghton-mifflin texts from the late 1880s forward patently expressed 'overtaxation' - particularly of cotton production - to be 'the primary root-cause of the troubles, relating to southern states' complaints.' Slavery, at that point, was a tangential issue at best (as many slaves were owned by northerners), but was exploited by lincoln as a fire-starter, so as 'to galvanize an issue to bring the north together over missouri's possible joining into any conflict on the side of the south.' Indeed, the revisions to the texts, and to history, were entered into the american conscience via liberal fiat.
Liberals are consistently obsessed with 'civil' rights' issues, whereas conservatives are consistent with supporting the inalienable rights expressed within the Constitution.
Conservatives, by the very definition, are not activist in nature. Progressives, by the very definition, ARE.”
Dec 1, 2013 at 02:07:48
“Uh, nope. It wasn't about slavery initially but about the overtaxation of cotton production. The revisionists have pretty much erased anything from the historical record - particularly in the public screwel system - that doesn't forward the 'progressive' agenda in this country. I see you've drunk deeply from the kool-aid.”
bear79 on Dec 2, 2013 at 09:12:43
“is was about a lot of things. Slavery was a central theme though. And I'm not one to just pick on the southern states- the north benefited just as much from slavery as the south did... Heck the entire country did. We would not be the economic superpower we are today if it weren't for slavery. But if you want to believe that it was all about the tyranny of the north- fine.”
Dec 1, 2013 at 01:58:04
“The north instigated then, and still does to-this-very-day, the race-baiting that divides this country to its core. Nothing, absolutely nothing is off-limits for the radical, activist uber-liberal controllers of the democrat party. Therein lies the problem, and the truth. Denying - and revising - THAT history achieves everything for them.”
cityprole on Dec 1, 2013 at 21:05:31
“Well, what your last sentence says is true, but not for the reasons that you state...but you knew that already...TeaParty types already are so guilty of revising history to suit their needs that it would be laughable if it wasn't so regressive and evil...”
“Strong kool-aid today, eh? 'Giving thanks to the founders' just about brought up my supper. Obama's the biggest hypocrite - and sorriest excuse for a leader, much less a president - in this nation's history.
it's not 'God bless us' anymore, it's 'God help us.'”
“Now if only they can find a conservative to replace him in the primary. Otherwise the uber-liberal parrot lundergan grimes (two last names - sheesh) will likely sneek in the back door while the conservative voters stay home..”
Nov 26, 2013 at 03:10:58
“And yet another 'tolerant' liberal brings their ignorance into the spotlight.”
msbeal on Nov 26, 2013 at 11:07:15
“I should be tolerant of willful stupidity. I don't think so. The same derision would have been aimed at rappers shooting each other - anyone really who glorifies using guns to solve life's frictions and frustrations.”
ywcachieve on Nov 26, 2013 at 08:23:44
writerjohnny on Nov 26, 2013 at 05:46:34
“No "liberal" I know is tolerant of shooting someone for smoking instead of calling the cops or vigilante justice which is, in fact, a distinct possibility South of the MDL. Your "we never back up; never back down." tells us all we need to know about your idea of law and order.”
cwilson9619 on Nov 26, 2013 at 05:26:32
“And yet another con breaks the rules so he may do as he pleases, and when called on it, instead of complying with the requests of the business owner, resorts to violence.”
“Oh, you mean the 'phooey' accounting methods used by the state vs. REAL accounting methods used by any private company to manage its business?
The (very short-term) surplus created by the 50% increase in personal state income tax since 2012? Which is a primary issue driving a THOUSAND people a day OUT of california.
And if the 'surplus' was real, and if it had any staying power, which it most certainly won't have, then how many decades will it take for the state to pay down its $1t ( as in t-r-i-l-l-i-o-n) unfunded pension bill?
“I've lived in Texas for 55 years, working here most of my adult life. I'm in your 99%, have worked hard / played hard and wouldn't change a thing. What's your point, ' it's bush's fault?' Your kool-aid getting stale, we're not a nanny-state, you miss ann richards, what? If you can't make it here now, in THE best economy we've ever had (and for the last 15 years, no less), southwest has hundreds of flights a day heading to blue states that might be better suited for you. Just sayin'...
herrahsdad on Nov 24, 2013 at 17:19:41
“Why do you bring Bush into this? Is that the standard line you people use. I see it all the time when there is no defending the positions of today from many on the right.
No your right. We are not a "nanny state", but we are one of the biggest taker states.”